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Sickened By Billing Abuses, Readers And Tweeters Stand Up For Patients’ Rights 27 Sep

Sickened By Billing Abuses, Readers And Tweeters Stand Up For Patients’ Rights

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. Private Equity Predators? First of all, let me thank you for writing about such an important issue (“Investors’ Deep-Pocket Push To Defend Surprise Medical Bills,” Sept. 11). I am going…

In Tiny Doses, An Addiction Medication Moonlights As Treatment For Chronic Pain 26 Sep

In Tiny Doses, An Addiction Medication Moonlights As Treatment For Chronic Pain

Lori Pinkley, a 50-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., has struggled with puzzling chronic pain since she was 15. She has had countless disappointing visits with doctors. Some said they couldn’t help her. Others diagnosed her with everything from fibromyalgia to lipedema to the rare Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Pinkley has taken opioids a few times after surgeries, but they never helped…

Doctors And Nurses With Addictions Often Denied A Crucial Recovery Option 19 Sep

Doctors And Nurses With Addictions Often Denied A Crucial Recovery Option

Dr. Wesley Boyd, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard, has spent years working with state programs that help doctors, nurses and other health care workers who have become addicted to opioids get back on their feet professionally. He supports these non-disciplinary programs, in which doctors and nurses enroll for a number of years and…

Teen e-cigarette use doubles since 2017 18 Sep

Teen e-cigarette use doubles since 2017

Photo by © iStock/BackyardProduction Data from the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders show alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use compared to just a year ago, with rates doubling in the past two years. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, scientists who… Source link

Marijuana use at historic highs among college-age adults 13 Sep

Marijuana use at historic highs among college-age adults

See larger image Newly released Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey data on drug use in college-age adults ages 19-22 shows an increase in marijuana use in the past five years, including vaping with marijuana, as well as a significant increase in nicotine vaping. The survey is funded by the… Source link

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes 13 Sep

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday! A quick programming note before we dive into the week that was absolutely jampacked with news: The Friday Breeze is going on a little…

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes 06 Sep

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday! I come bearing bad news for anyone enjoying the slight decrease in D.C. traffic: Congress is back in full force next week. Although we…

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Waiting For The Trump Health Plan 05 Sep

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Waiting For The Trump Health Plan

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